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Special Needs Planning FAQs

Evergreen Elder Law Protects Your Disabled Loved One

Protecting a loved one with a special needs trust can ensure there is no lapse in government benefits. We offer your loved one protection, so they can still receive benefits from the government. Evergreen Elder Law understands how to ensure you receive your government benefits and still receive benefits from a personal injury, settlement, or inheritance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Special Needs Planning

What is a Special Needs Trust?

A Special Needs Trust is a trust designed for a person with a disability. It allows a person to receive a settlement or estate distribution in Trust and remain on government benefits.

Can A Special Needs Person Directly Access the Trust?

The special needs beneficiary cannot directly access the Special Needs Trust funds. The funds can be used to pay vendors directly for services such as personal care attendants, medication, physical therapy, vehicles, transportation, travel, clothing, education, medical or dental bills. This type of trust is an excellent tool to increase a person’s quality of life.

What Expenses Can’t a Special Needs Trust Pay For?

The special needs trust cannot pay for expenses associated with food or shelter including:

  • Groceries
  • Utility Bills
  • Homeowner or renter insurance
  • Property Taxes
  • Rent of Mortgage
  • Eating out

Consult Evergreen Elder Law and we will help you stay eligible for government benefits.

Make Sure Your Special Needs Loved One is Safeguarded

If you are receiving any government benefits and anticipate an inheritance call Evergreen Elder Law to obtain help setting up a Special Needs Trust. We help people keep government benefits and still receive an inheritance or settlement. We offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your options.

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